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Miami Professor Emeritus Edgar Ben Yager dies Nov. 13

12/04/2008

Edgar Ben Yager, 85, of Georgetown, Texas, and previously of Oxford, died Nov. 13. He was professor emeritus of accountancy and taught at Miami University 1955-1989.

Yager was department chairman 1966-1970. He was named the first C. Rollin Niswonger Professor of Accountancy in 1978. He co-authored three editions of CPA Examination: A Comprehensive Review. A certified public accountant in Ohio and Texas, Yager was a member of the American Institute of CPAS, Ohio Society of CPAS, American Accounting Association, Financial Executives Institute and Alpha Kappa Psi business society. In Oxford, he was a member of the Oxford Methodist Church and Oxford Men's Club, and conducted a small accounting practice.

Yager was preceded in death by his wife Jeanne and an older brother. He is survived by three daughters: Ann Elizabeth, Miami '81 (Richard Glass) of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; Lois Marie Yager of Houston, Texas; and Laura Jeanne (David Zimmerman) of Georgetown; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Services were held Nov. 24. Memorials may be sent to: First United Methodist Church, 410 E. University Ave., Georgetown, Texas 78626; E. Ben Yager Accountancy Scholarship, Miami University Office of Development, 725 E. Chestnut St., Oxford, 45056-2480; or Oxford United Methodist Church, 14 N. Poplar St., Oxford, 45056.

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